Striped Sequins


It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m sure you all have been spending weeks perfecting every piece of sparkle that you will be wearing tonight. However, if you have waited until the last minute to pick out a glittering ensemble or are not happy with what you chose weeks ago, don’t fear.

While the mall is waaay too crowded to step my size 9 feet in, and with the massive amount middle schoolers running around because of winter break, I decided to do a little shopping in my mom’s closet.

I came across this sparkly, striped shirt and I decided that it was the perfect piece to wear to ring in 2012!

This Balmain dress is sparkly, scrumptious, and striped like my vinty piece!

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Balmain Striped Gem: $15,875…I’m speechless.

Vintage Sequin Hidden Gem: Free for me!

What are you doing for NYE? Have your outfit planned already or are you thinking about ransacking mom’s closet? Tell us in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Va Va Vintage


The other night Lina and I were invited to a vendor event, which obviously called for a fabulous outfit. Not too hot out, not too cold, it was just right (like that porridge girl said).

I saw something glimmering in the jackets section of my closet and remembered that I had bought this AH-MAY-ZING vintage sequin bolero jacket from Artifaktori in Somerville, Ma a few months back!

 (Jacket: Artifaktori | Top: Forever 21 | Leggings: Forever 21 | Wedges: Bamboo)

This vintage sequin Etsey top is DELISH! Not sure about the butterfly though…a little to Mariah Carey-ish.

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This vintage bolero looks just like my sweet dream!

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Of course, Ashley Olsen would rep a vintage sequin dress. Quite hippie-esque…in a good way.

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Vintage Etsey Bolero Gem: $216

Vintage Sequin Hidden Gem: $49!!

Do you love to go vintage shopping? Have any great sequin pieces? Tell us about them!

xoxo Carolyn 

SEE-quin You in the New Year!


It’s New Years Eve and you know what that means? Yes, it means fun parties and a smooch at midnight, but it also means a stress-filled day of asking the question, “WHAT DO I WEAR TONIGHT!!??”. Well I have got the answer for you! For those of you that are living in New England, you were clearly victim to the copious amounts of snow Mother Nature so thoughtfully gave us last weekend. And going out on the town tonight may be a bit chilly. I have found the perfect statement piece that will keep you toasty and stylish. A sequin cardigan.

I was shopping the racks at TJ’s earlier this week, when I came across a gem I had been eye-balling for literally 3 months. A Robert Rodriguez emerald green, sequin cardigan. I saw it in the “Off the Runway” section at TJ’s months ago and it was a somewhat steep price. I had to talk myself out of this $120 gem because I knew Christmas was coming and perhaps I would ask for it then. Went back a few weeks later, my gem was no where to be found….until earlier this week. Perusing the clearance rack with Nana and my sister, I saw the R.Rodriguez gem hanging there. The best part is, there was a magical red sticker covering the purple price tag. Naturally, I let out a scream of excitement.

Pair this cardigan with a scoop neck, fitted black tank, some tight black skinny jeans, knee high black boots (in case you need to walk through any snow) or black pumps, and top off your look with either a chunky, sparkly necklace or sparkly silver, dangle earrings. Remember it’s NYE, so their is never too much sparkle on this night!

These celebs love to spice up their looks with some sequins.

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My sister and I at the Boston Pops. Trecked through the Blizzard of 2010 to arrive!

Original Robert Gem: $341

Hidden Gem: $40!!!

Big plans for tonight? What do you think about this outfit for NYE? Have you had your outfit picked out for weeks? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy New Year!

xoxo Carolyn